links for 2011-09-02

  • The Hayduke Trail is an extremely challenging, 800-mile backcountry route through some of the most rugged and breathtaking landscapes on earth. Located entirely on public land, the trail links six of the National Parks on the Colorado Plateau in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona with the lesser known, but equally splendid, lands in between them. Encompassed in the route are Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks as well as Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and numerous National Forests, BLM Districts, Primitive Areas, Wilderness Areas and Wilderness Study Areas. The Hayduke Trail is not intended to be the easiest or most direct route through this incredibly varied terrain, but is rather meant to showcase the stunning Redrock Wilderness of the American Southwest.

links for 2011-08-22

  • "Join the Space Flight Simulation Study
    The Flight Analogs Project Team at the Johnson Space Center is conducting a series of studies that support the scientific needs of the space program. These studies develop methods to keep astronauts healthier and safer when they spend a long time in space without gravity. NASA calls these methods “countermeasures” and uses them to minimize the changes that occur to the body during space flight and enable the return of normal body functions once back on Earth. Healthy test subjects are needed for these studies!"

links for 2011-07-20

  • Internet Archaeology is pleased to announce the publication of

    "Connecting Archaeological Data and Grey Literature via Semantic Cross Search"
    by Doug Tudhope, Keith May, Ceri Binding and Andreas Vlachidis

    This article provides an overview of the STAR project which centres around enabling highly granular cross search over a collection of archaeological datasets, including structured excavation databases and unstructured grey literature reports. It also gives a detailed explanation of the online demonstator application. The final discussion section provides the basis for the debate within the archaeological research and cultural data management communities, on the emerging possibilities for data integration and cross searching at various levels of detail.

    This article is Open Access. via Judith Winters